By Todd Bernhard on Wed, 05/28/2014
Apple has announced it will televise its WWDC Keynote, which will take place at 10 a.m. Pacific time on Monday. Specifically, the announcement will stream to Apple TV users via a channel that will appear Monday morning. And visitors to Apple.com can watch it using recent versions of Safari on a Mac or iOS device, or Quicktime 7 on Windows. If you have the WWDC app and an iOS or Mac OS developer account, you should have access the keynote as well as all the videos of the conference sessions, once they are posted.
I've attended a couple of WWDC conferences and it's nearly impossible to see every session you want, live. There are simultaneous talks throughout the conference. Any Apple developer will struggle to choose which one to attend and which to skip. That's why the videos are such a great resource. The keynote however is the only show in town at that hour. Unfortunately, to attend it, and get a decent seat, you have to line up the night before. Seriously, it's like Black Friday meets a new iPhone! I've done it twice, and it was great to see Steve Jobs in person, but I'll stick to the video feed this time. You end up being exhausted when you need to be sharp, to get the most out of the sessions.
The real advantage to attending in person is the one-to-one sessions with Apple's experts. You can get direct feedback and technical answers from user interface gurus and SDK programmers. I've met with the man in charge of Apple's Text-To-Speech voices at several events, and that was invaluable to making my apps better. These are not interns but the actual people building iOS and Mac OS.
It's too late to get tickets to WWDC, so the next best thing is to watch the stream, at 10 a.m. Pacific time on Monday, June 2. And look for our simultaneous live blog postings here at iPhoneLife.com!